Sunday, October 24, 2010

I just can’t get you out of my head…


Here we go again
We're sick like animals
We play pretend
You're just a cannibal
And I'm afraid I wont get out alive
No I won't sleep tonight


Sunday, October 17, 2010

embrace change

dress, T BY ALEXANDER WANG. shirt, H&M. shoes, ASOS. vintage belt, MOSCHINO. watch, MICHAEL KORS. jewelery, F21.
photos by Rosanna

October weather in Vancouver has been surprisingly and unusually nice to us this year, allowing me to wear these shoes I bought last month a few more times before it gets too cold. I often find myself caught in seasonal footwear dilemmas: inappropriately wanting to wear knee-high boots on warm sunny days and sandals in the freezing winter. I guess we always want what we can't have :) I'm currently working on a DIY project so stay tuned for my next post [hint: studs and a lot of it].

Thursday, October 14, 2010

City of Love

Ahhh PARIS, the city of love.

Every girl's fantasy city.

The Chanel bags, the Eiffel Tower, the baguettes, what's not to love?

The rain sure didn't stop the tourists from wanting to get their portraits done from local Parisian Artists.

The crowd enjoying a little musical entertainment while overlooking the city of Paris.

Arrived in Paris on the day of their National holiday. I patiently waited for the annual fireworks to start. This was as close as I got....

A little taste of the French National Holiday Fireworks......

View of the Eiffel Tower from my river cruise....

Shopping on the famous Champs-Élysées. I passed by Louis Vuitton, and wow! look at the line up!

Paris was definitely a fascinating city, great views, beautiful architecture, and even yummier food. However, as a first time visitor to Paris, I did not feel very welcomed by its people. Some Parisians were genuinely nice, however many were not very friendly. Many refused to speak English and were very snobby. Perhaps it's my fault, I should have remembered most of my French from high school ( big regret!).

Tourists can easily be taken advantage of by cab drivers too. One too many shopping bags, and you become an easy target on the streets or in the cab. If we did not have a local traveling with us, we would have been scammed easily by one cab driver who insisted on over charging our cab fare because of our extra "luggages" (our shopping bags). However, another cab driver we later met was more than friendly, and when we offered extra for his services, he even refused! We took comfort in knowing that there were still nice people around.

I don't know if it was generally over crowded during summer months, because of the national holiday, but the city was extremely dirty when I was visiting. Everything looked so beautiful above eye level, but when you looked down, there was always garbage everywhere. There were also no public washrooms in Paris, so many times walking through the subway or the streets it would reek of pee. Not exactly a Paris delight.

All in all it was quite an unforgettable experience. I would still love to revisit France and explore the country more. There is always so much to see and too little time/or too little money! lol

Sunday, October 3, 2010

London Calling

London in July, sunny and breezy and just the right temperature

The huge crowd outside Buckingham Palace.

Inside the famous Harrods...

London Eye on a rainy London morning...

And of course, London would NOT be complete without a trip to TOPSHOP <3

London Bridge

This was my first trip to London, nothing much but touristy pictures, but definitely a place i'd love to visit again soon. Good food, nice people, the transportation is easy, and not to mention the shopping was more than awesome.

A Very Traditional Japanese Meal

What is Japan without a taste of real authentic sushi? Stopped by for dinner at this traditional sushi place in Tokyo. The sushi was delicious, with every piece so delicately pressed and made.. my mouth still waters just thinking about that dinner. Yummers.....

Super humongous fish head, looks freaky but super duper yummy!!

yummmm =) and to top it off, mochi with peanut powder for dessert! <3>

If you are looking for some traditional Japanese food, not those cheap ones made by chinese people (lol!!), there is a really small cozy place in Kerrisdale in Vancouver called Ajisai.

2081 West 42nd Avenue
Vancouver, B.C.

or if you happen to live around Richmond, Kiyo Sushi is really authentic too.

Kiyo Sushi
11590 Cambie Street, #110
Richmond, B.C. V6X3Z5
(604) 214-1388